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Katohia He Wai Moou, Katohia He Wai Mooku: Waikato River works by Fred Graham

25 May - 31 December 2022

Open daily 10am to 5pm

Free entry

Katohia He Wai Moou, Katohia He Wai Mooku brings together the powerful sculptures of world-renowned Tainui artist Fred Graham ONZM.

The sculptures displayed in Katohia He Wai Moou, Katohia He Wai Mooku are on long term loan from the Waikato River Authority and relate to historic sites along the Waikato awa. Rich with symbolism, the exhibition tracks the length of Aotearoa New Zealand’s largest river from its beginnings at Mount Ruapehu to the powerful currents rushing past the Museum, and onwards to the sea at Te Puuaha o Waikato (Port Waikato).

Katohia He Wai Moou, Katohia He Wai Mooku celebrates Fred Graham and the inspiration flowing through his work and has been co-curated by members of Waikato Museum’s Visitor Experience team: Tinei Mulipola Faiaoga (Luatuanu’u, Manono Tai i Haamoa), Kahurangiariki Smith (Tainui, Te Arawa, Mataatua, Takitimu, Horouta), Norma Stewart (Waikato, Ngaati Mahuta, Ngaai Tamanuhiri, Ngaati Kahungunu ki te Wairoa), and Te Mihinga Tuterangiwhiu (Ngaati Hikairo, Ngaati Maahanga).

 

Image credit: Te Puuaha o Waikato (Port Waikato), Fred Graham (b. 1928), Kauri, swamp kauri, paua shell, custom wood, 2012. Courtesy of the Waikato River Authority.